Dashboard Week: Day 1

Today was the first day of dashboard week, dun dun dun! Our task today was to download water quality data from https://gemstat.org/data/data-portal/ – Andy copied and pasted his blog from Google Docs causing our blog-writing interface to blow up on him meaning...

Super Useful Resources when Learning Tableau Server

DS17 have spent the Christmas weekend studying for our Tableau Server Certified Associate exams. Exciting stuff! Here we’d like to share a big directory of all the Tableau Server resources we’ve been using during our studies in the hope that they might...

How to Make a Span Chart in Tableau

Rule number one in Data School is that if Andy teaches you a new trick, you have to blog about it straight away. As a stickler to the rules, here’s my blog about this surprisingly simple chart type. If you want to follow along, I’m using the 2019...

A Short Guide to Live Connections on Server

Background image credit: Wallpapersafari Many a night, after a day full of dad jokes, scary soap-based stories and challenging data prep challenges I have been haunted by Coach Carl-induced nightmares. Yesterday morning, after having been devoured by a...

Comparing Week Sales to Previous Week Sales

Photo by Adam Tinworth, Unsplash The Scenario: Recently, a client asked the Data School to give them a dashboard with a sales overview comparing sales of the most recent week, compared to sales in the exact same week, the previous year. This caused me some...